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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia vs Addison's disease
Hi everyone If my understanding is correct, 17-hydroxylase deficiency presents with diminished secondary sexual characteristics due to reduced adrenal and gonadal synthesis of androstenedione and DHEA, which are precursors for testosterone and oestrogen. Is this correct, or are there different enzymes in the gonads and adrenal cortex? Also, does Addison's disease present with the same thing, because you get loss of androgen production? I imagine the gonads make enough to compensate, but I... Congenital adrenal hyperplasia vs Addison's disease (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sbm1292987 Source Type: forums